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Kyoukai no Rinne

Alternative Titles

English: RIN-NE
Japanese: 境界のRINNE


Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 4, 2015 to Sep 19, 2015
Premiered: Spring 2015
Broadcast: Saturdays at 17:30 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Brain's Base
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.941 (scored by 22,464 users)
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Ranked: #40312
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Popularity: #1496
Members: 67,757
Favorites: 125


Rinne ( Shinigami) and Yato ( God) are both poor. Rinne goes to school but Yato doesn't'. They do request from people or help lost souls. In return they ask for money or some other offering for their work. Every little counts for them. The main female helps them with their daily routine and soon has a better understanding.  
report Recommended by AnimeFan500
Both are shows created by Rumiko Takahashi who are about a boy who is half human half demon/shinigami who teams up with a girl with supernatural powers/sight to exterminate/exorcise demons/ghosts and eventually have to face an antagonist who has a relationship with the main boy. 
report Recommended by krynger20
Both are supernatural anime with a very normal protagonist who meets someone with red hair who looks human, but isn't. (Well, Rinne is half-human...) Both also involve the red-haired character battling supernatural enemies. Kyoukai no Rinne is more lighthearted, while Shakugan no Shana seems to get more serious. 
report Recommended by Nintendofan204
Both series share similar comedy. Both are revolved around school and youkai. Both involve a separate dimension for the youkai to live in. 
report Recommended by 1059
Both shows deal with the exorcising or moving on of spirits. The main character uses spiritual devices that for some reason cost a lot of money. Both main characters desire more money. GS is definitely more cheesy than KnR, but they still have a generally similar undertone of helping ghosts. 
report Recommended by Hamaneko
Kyoukai no Rinne is pratically the second incarnation of Ranma 1/2. Both are comedy anime, made by the same author and both have basically the same feel. While Ranma relies on gender bending, people turning into animals and martial arts parodies to make the audicence laugh, Rinne's gags are all about the interaction with ghosts and the main character's financial problems.  
report Recommended by Lacertoss
Both are nice comedies with a main male character who fights spirits and has a debt from his relatives that he's having difficulties with.  
report Recommended by Deknijff
High school boy meets a female shinigami and they solve problems involving wandering ghosts (Bleach); high school girl meets a male shinigami and they also solve problems involving wandering ghosts (Kyoukai no Rinne) 
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These two shows are similar in a way that they share many themes but the main ideas behind each show are polar opposites. In both shows there are people with the ability to see and interact with ghosts or spirits. However in Kyoukai no Rinne the idea is to make the ghosts move on to the afterlife so they can be reincarnated, but in Re-Kan! the protagonist does the opposite in causing the ghosts to stay earth bound by befriending them and interacting with them. Watching Kyoukai no Rinne makes me think about Re-Kan! and how the protagonist may be unknowingly causing more harm than  read more 
report Recommended by born2biscuit
-Main character's hides his abilities and wonders if his friends find out , they may think that hes weird -Creatures that cant be seen by humans / hide from humans 
report Recommended by Lynffy
-Main character's hides his abilities and wonders if his friends find out , they may think that hes weird -Creatures that cant be seen by humans / hide from humans 
report Recommended by Lynffy
Both deals with Shinigamis, but it shows different plots 
report Recommended by Tappado
Both deals with the supernatural, both male MC were struggling to make ends meet, and it also involves a girl who somehow got involved with them, however one was more about comedy, while the other is about action. 
report Recommended by La_Matona301
While the genres are different, both shows have a similar light-hearted feel to them. Both are also semi-episodic, with each episode being a separate story. The biggest similarity comes in the main characters, whom are both Shinigami/death gods, and have a black cat as their companion/contractor. 
report Recommended by SnugglyWhuggly
- a girl who has a very strange classmate neighbor - no one else can see what he is doing except her - she follows/accompanies him on his ventures - same type of humor 
report Recommended by helloisabelle
The main characters are human boys with slight supernatural abilities when it comes to demons/spirits/ghosts. Despite being human, they can see and interact with them. Both their grandmothers were exceptional at dealing with demons/ghosts and strangely, their grandmother is the only relative that is given importance or even mentioned in the anime. They both have "pet" cats which are actually demons that take on a cat form, but can transform into a larger more threatening form when needed, although Nyanko sensei and Rokumon have completely different personalities. These animes sort of have their own plot per episode so you can enjoy a fresh story that  read more 
report Recommended by lunafly
There are similar in the comedy, romance school life and after that fight with the evil for the justice. Also it is similar in the way that the damashinigami trying to get more people to the rin ne with the way that the villains of the sailor moon trying to get energy from the humans for their own purposes. 
report Recommended by tsubasaf
Being quite different in mood (Rinne is more light-hearted with a hint of comedy, Jigoku Shoujo is darker and somewhat mysterious), both deal with supernatural, shinigami and the world of spirits/ghosts. The main character doesn't have a family and lives with grandparents, fulfilling contracts for the sake of the other world. Besides, both series start off as a bunch of seemingly unrelated episodes that gradually build into a grasping storyline. 
report Recommended by Arrvilja
Although Hotarubi no Mori e is a movie and Kyoukai no Rinne is a TV series, I noticed that, while I was watching Kyoukai no Rinne, the atmosphere, setting, as well as the story reminded me a lot of Hotarubi no Mori e! In my opinion, if you like Hotarubi no Mori e you are going to like Kyoukai no Rinne and if you likes Kyoukai no Rinne you will find yourself enjoying the atmosphere of Hotarubi no Mori e, although it's not as lighthearted as Kyoukai no Rinne! 
report Recommended by kelpiechan
Yu Yu Hakusho: Spirit Detective has a very similar general theme, in that there are people from the other realms who come here to make mischief for us mortals and there are those tasked with stopping them. The art style of Kyoukai reminds me a lot of Yu Yu Hakusho. 
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